There are many scholarships for traditional students, but sometimes those pursuing an untraditional education path need some help as well. Get Educated Online offers $1,000 awards for students enrolled in accredited online degree programs. Scholarships for online college are few and far between, so take advantage!
Must be a U.S. citizen enrolled in an accredited online degree program located in the USA with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
- Download an official application
- Write a 500-word essay: "What an Online College Degree Means to Me"
- Attach a copy of your most recent grade transcript
- Attach a copy of your most recent FAFSA (or your 1040 tax return)
- Mail everything back to Get Educdated at the address on the application
Due Date: March 15, 2013 or October 15, 2013
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Happy Scholarship Saturday - today we are featuring The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. The Marine Coprs Scholarship Foundation is the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen. In 2012-2013, Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation awarded more than 1,900 scholarships.
Applicants must be the son or daughter of one of the following:
- Active duty or reserve U.S. Marine;
- Veteran U.S. Marine who has received an honorable discharge, medical discharge, was wounded, or was killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps;
- Active duty or reserve U.S. Navy Corpsman who is serving or has served with a U.S. Marine unit;
- Veteran U.S. Navy Corpsman who has served with a U.S. Marine unit and has received an honorable discharge, medical discharge, was wounded, or was killed in the U.S. Navy.
Applicants must also meet the following requirements:
- Planning to attend an accredited undergraduate college or vocational/technical institution in the upcoming academic year, and pursuing a first bachelor's degree or technical certificate. Students attending Federal Service Academies or pursing graduate degrees are not eligible.
- Family adjusted gross income for the 2012 tax year that does not exceed $91,000. Non-taxable allowances are not included in determining adjusted gross income.
- GPA of at least 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
How to Apply
March 1, 2013
The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is offering up to $25,000 per year for 100 first-time freshman or existing college students, renewable up to four years and one additional year for those entering a qualified five-year engineering program.
The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program will award two levels of scholarships:
- 100 Buick Achievers National Scholarships of up to $25,000 renewable for up to four years, and one additional year for those entering a five-year engineering program.
- 1,000 Buick Achievers Scholarships of $2,000 (one-time awards).
- Be high school seniors or graduates or be current undergraduate students
- Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the entire 2013-14 academic year (excluding proprietary and online schools)
- Plan to major in a specified course of study that focuses on Engineering/Technology or select Design and Business-related programs of study. See the list of eligible majors.
- Be U.S. citizens and have permanent residence in the United States or Puerto Rico
$2,500 Scholarships for Intimate Partner Abuse Survivors - The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is a national leader in the fight to end domestic violence. GFWC launched the GFWC Success for Survivors Scholarship as part of its efforts to highlight the importance of rebuilding one’s life after experiencing intimate partner violence.
GFWC will award $2,500 scholarships to help intimate partner survivors obtain a post-secondary education that will offer them the chance to reshape their future by securing employment and gaining personal independence.
- Survived intimate partner abuse (According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the term “intimate partner violence” describes physical, sexual, and/or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse. This type of violence can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples and does not require sexual intimacy.)
- Be a citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States
- Be accepted and/or enrolled at a U.S. Department of Education-accredited public or private post-secondary or vocational institution
- Is recommended by a licensed or accredited domestic violence agency and/or counselor or social worker, willing to provide information on behalf of the applicant
February 2, 2013
The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.
The program selects recipients each year to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study only.
To be eligible for this award, applicants must:
- Demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
- Demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
- Demonstrate financial need;
- Be citizens of the United States of America;
- Be high school seniors attending high school in the United States and graduating in winter 2012 or spring 2013; and
- Plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2013-2014 academic year.
In addition, semifinalists must be nominated by an eligible community leader.
How to Apply
Applications are accepted online on the Reagan Foundation website.
January 10, 2013
The AXA Foundation
is the philanthropic arm of AXA Equitable, directing the company's philanthropic and volunteer activities and working to improve the quality of life in communities across the country where AXA has a presence. The AXA Foundation provides more than 300 students with awards up to $2,000.
Who is eligible?
- United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico.
- Current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States by Fall 2013. Enrollment at an accredited postsecondary institution outside of the United States will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Ambitious and motivated, as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community, or work activities.
How to apply:
February 1, 2013
Varsity Tutors, a Los Angeles-based tutoring service that aims to improve the academic achievement of all students by providing high quality individualized tutoring services that foster intellectual and personal development in a positive learning atmosphere, is introducing a scholarship that will award a winning high school student a $1,000 prize each month.
Varsity Tutors will offer a $1,000 college scholarship contest to students who write the best essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage will be able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes will be reviewed by Varsity Tutors and one winner will be chosen who will receive a $1,000 college scholarship.
Current high school student planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution or current college student in the U.S.
Interested students can enter the scholarship contest here.
by Taylor Cotter
Happy Hanukkah! This week's Scholarship Saturday is the The 22nd Annual Kaplun Essay Contest. The Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Foundation seeks to encourage young people to treasure their Jewish heritage, reflect on Jewish values, and better understand the contribution to civilization and culture. To this effort, the Foundation sponsors an annual essay contest open to both junior high and high school students.
This year's contests are:
Level 1 - Grades 7, 8 and 9: What Person of Importance to the Jewish People, Biblical, Historical or Contemporary, Would You Like to Meet and Why?
Level 2 - Grades 10, 11 and 12: Are the Ten Commandments Still the Cornerstone of Civilization's Moral Code? Why or Why Not?
$1,800.00 = for 1st prize
$750.00 = to each of the 5 finalists
$1,800.00 = for 1st prize
$750.00 = to each of the 5 finalists
How to enter:
Essays must be typed, double-spaced and a minimum of 250 words. Level 1 essays may not exceed 1,000 words. Level 2 essays may not exceed 1,500 words. Entries must be mailed to The Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Foundation, Inc.
Entries must be postmarked by March 1, 2013
Learn more about this contest at KaplunFoundation.org.
by Taylor Cotter
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. We provide Gates Millennium Scholars with personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career.
MINIMUM GPA: 3.3
ETHNICITIES: African American, American Indian - Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, Hispanic American
RESIDENCY STATUS: U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident / Foreign National
ACADEMIC CLASSIFICATION: High School Senior, GED, High School Graduate
Deadline:Application available here.
January 16, 2013.